Sunday Shows: Dempsey Says No Intervention in Syria Right Now

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On today’s Sunday shows: Gen. Martin Dempsey said the U.S. should not intervene in Syria; Sen. John McCain said that Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu should be treated as innocent until proven guilty; Rick Santorum said that global warming is ‘not scientifically proven’; and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels says President Obama is ‘totally AWOL’ on debts reduction.

Dempsey: No Immediate U.S. Intervention in Syria

It’s not in America’s interest to intervene in Syria right now, Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Sunday on CNN.

McCain: Babeu Innocent Until Proven Guilty
Sen. John McCain said that Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu, a member of Mitt Romney’s campaign who reportedly threatened to deport his ex-boyfriend, is a “friend” and that he should be treated as innocent until proven otherwise, ABC reported.

Santorum: Global Warming ‘Not Scientifically Proven’
Following his comments on Saturday that President Obama’s policies are based on a “phony theology,” Rick Santorum said on Sunday that he was referencing Obama's capitulation to environmentalists on issues like global warning, which he said were “not scientifically proven.”

Van Hollen Calls Santorum Comment a ‘New Low’
Rick Santorum’s assertion on Saturday that President Obama is advancing a “phony theology” represents a “new low in American politics,” said Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md, on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday.

Daniels: Obama ‘Totally AWOL’ on Debt Reduction
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels attacked President Obama on Sunday, characterizing his first term as a “failed presidency” and saying the president was “AWOL” on debt reduction.

Ron Paul Says Santorum Can’t Beat Obama
Ron Paul said he doesn't think that Rick Santorum can defeat President Obama in a general election. "I don't see how that's possible," he said on Sunday on CNN's State of the Union.

McCain Endorses U.S.-Taliban Talks
Sen. John McCain said he supports talks between the U.S. and the Taliban, a position that may be out of step with Mitt Romney, whom he endorsed in the presidential contest, according to ABC.

Gingrich Says He Won’t Drop Out
Last month, Newt Gingrich called on Rick Santorum to drop out of the race and consolidate the conservative vote. Now that Santorum is surging and Gingrich is trailing, Gingrich said on Sunday that he’s not volunteering to drop out to achieve the same aim.

Santorum Opposes Mandates for Prenatal Testing

Rick Santorum said the government should not require insurers or employers to offer specific some forms of medical care – including prenatal testing.

Cantor Defends Payroll Tax Holiday
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., defended support among House Republicans for an almost $100 billion payroll tax holiday extension last week, even though the measure was not offset by spending cuts.

Starbucks CEO Says U.S. Unemployment Rate is Nothing to Celebrate
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who has been floated as a possible presidential candidate for a third-party run, said Friday that the unemployment level is nothing to celebrate.

Bachmann Calls Obama’s Foreign Policy ‘His Worst Act’
Former GOP presidential candidate and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann called for increased scrutiny of Obama's foreign policy positions, which she described as "his worst act as president."

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